What will I learn?

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UW-La Crosse is fully accredited by the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Professional Training (ACS-CPT). This recognition acknowledges the quality program, staff, and facilities of the department and enables us to offer the prestigious ACS-Certified B.S. degree in chemistry, along with several other bachelor’s degree options.

Each day, our society is faced with many issues and problems that can be addressed by well-trained chemists and biochemists. Demands for new consumer products, high performance materials, energy producing fuels, disease fighting molecules, and many other products are met by these professionals on a daily basis. In addition, chemists are frequently responsible for the management of environmental status, such as air, water, and soil quality and for the scientific education of our society’s youth. Chemists and biochemists are not only well trained as analytical thinkers and problem solvers, but also as effective communicators of scientific concepts. This makes the various chemistry and biochemistry degree programs at UW-La Crosse highly attractive to many employers and graduate and professional programs, such as schools of pharmacy, medicine, engineering, and law.

Career Opportunities


• Analysis/testing as a Laboratory Chemist or Biochemist • High School Science Teacher (with teacher certification) • Management Trainee • Pollution Control • Production Control • Quality Assurance Chemist • Research Technician (government and private industry) • Sales Representative


• Chief Project Chemist or Biochemist • College Professor (with advanced degree) • Director of Research and Development • Industrial Administrator • Plant Manager • Production Control Manager • Research and Development Chemist or Biochemist


• Graduate study in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, material science, polymer chemistry, pharmacology, chemical engineering, etc. • Professional study in medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, nuclear medicine, optometry, dentistry, etc. • Law School (e.g., patent law) • Industrial management training • Graduate study in business

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Health

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 semester credits)

Tuition fees
US$18,130.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected February, September 2022


College of Science and Health

1725 State Street,



54601, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant must have completion of secondary and post-secondary institutions attended.

For international students

Applicant must have completion of secondary or post-secondary from institution.

English Language Proficiency

Applicant must have TOEFL score of 73 with IELTS score of 6.0 and PTE score of 54. In addition completion of ELS level 112 and completion of WESLI level 700 is required.

Priority application deadlines are 15 December for the January/Spring semester and 15 July for the September/Fall semester.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Experience innovative academics along Wisconsin’s beautiful west coast and see why UWL is so highly ranked.

  • Located in the beautiful La Crosse region
  • 9th nationwide for providing value to international students
  • 96% job placement rate 2 years after graduation
  • More than 200 student clubs and societies